iPhone found, need help to return to owner

needhelp,iphone

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Aug 6, 2010
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Ok, so i found an iPhone laying on the ground, no one was around so i figured it didn't work, i picked it up and saw that the screen was completely cracked, i slipped it in my pocket thinking of either keeping the "Non-working" iPhone, or just throwing it away. Well, i was in the car and felt it vibrate, i looked at it and apparently it had missed calls and unread text messages. When i got home i tried to go into the iPhone to get a number to call to notify the owner that i had found the phone, but it had a set passcode and i'm unable to get into it. So, is there anyway to get past or around the code without erasing or damaging the iPhone further?

~This was not stolen, i found it, and now want to return it to it's owner :apple:
 

Goldinboy17

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Ok, so i found an iPhone laying on the ground, no one was around so i figured it didn't work, i picked it up and saw that the screen was completely cracked, i slipped it in my pocket thinking of either keeping the "Non-working" iPhone, or just throwing it away. Well, i was in the car and felt it vibrate, i looked at it and apparently it had missed calls and unread text messages. When i got home i tried to go into the iPhone to get a number to call to notify the owner that i had found the phone, but it had a set passcode and i'm unable to get into it. So, is there anyway to get past or around the code without erasing or damaging the iPhone further?

~This was not stolen, i found it, and now want to return it to it's owner :apple:
Press and hold the home button. It will activate the voice command and just say: Call Home, Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, Honey, Boyfriend, Girlfriend and w/e else you can think of. What you're doing is pretty kind, I know few people would return an iPhone they found.
 

theone09

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Nov 17, 2008
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just return to one of the local apple store closed by. i think they can find the owner by looking at the serial number on the phone
 

needhelp,iphone

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Aug 6, 2010
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Thank you for the help, i'll try it out and see if it works.
And i figured if i lost mine, i'd want it back as well.
 

needhelp,iphone

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Aug 6, 2010
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Press and hold the home button. It will activate the voice command and just say: Call Home, Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, Honey, Boyfriend, Girlfriend and w/e else you can think of. What you're doing is pretty kind, I know few people would return an iPhone they found.
i tried that, but it doesn't call, it still asks for the passcode
 

DetTigers

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Jun 28, 2010
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No need to worry about bypassing the passcode, just take it to any AT&T or Apple store and they will contact the owner.
 

nickspohn

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You could restore the iPhone. That will take the passcode off it. There will be no no numbers, but the owner might call or text and you can build up from there. That is an immediate solution at least
 

quagmire

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You could restore the iPhone. That will take the passcode off it. There will be no no numbers, but the owner might call or text and you can build up from there. That is an immediate solution at least
If the owner calls, he will be able to answer it even with the passcode on it.


Go to where you set the auto-lock and there is a setting to turn voice control off.

Ah. Ok.
 

Irish Rose

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I am glad to hear that you are going to return it, it shows that you are an honest person. Hopefully someone would do the same for you.
 

thizzinG

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Aug 4, 2010
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Ahh thanks for finding my iPhone.. I will PM you my address so you can ship it to me. :rolleyes:

But in all honesty - that's nice of you to try and find the owner. Good luck.
 

needhelp,iphone

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Aug 6, 2010
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Well thank you all for the suggestions and help, i think i'll wait a bit on it, and see if anyone calls, if not i'll take it to either ATT or Apple,
And just trying to make someone's life better :D
 
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